I am really excited for this particular trip as it brings five non-profits that I love to support together into one trip. First, I’ll be doing cleft lip and palate surgery as part of Dr.Clawson’s Foundation. This will be our fourth annual trip to Lusaka, Zambia.
Second, we are operating at a CURE hospital. CURE has ten hospitals around the world, providing life-changing surgery to children with congenital deformities.
Third, friends and acquaintances with World Vision are helping spread the word about our cleft lip and surgery clinic and also they have provided transportation to bring some children from very distant villages in order that they might have the surgery.
And fourth, my daughter is bringing soccer balls to distribute on behalf of One World Futbol, a non profit that distributes nearly indestructible soccer balls to disadvantaged communities where play and sport are used to foster social change.
Oh, and I should mention a fifth non profit, WaterAfrica, which is our second quarter charity. I’ll miss the event this year, but maybe you’d like to attend the 7th annual Walk for Water on Saturday April 12th. Our office is helping sponsor the event to raise money to put clean water borehole wells in Zambia. Follow this link for details.
I am a strong believer in community service and these are examples of the types of organizations I like to support. I am so excited that they are all coming together in this one trip! If I had tried, I couldn’t have planned this. It just happened. I’ll look forward to sharing my stories with you when I return.